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Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

  1. Irene Hanson Frieze1,
  2. Daniel Perlman2

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0914

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Frieze, I. H. and Perlman, D. 2010. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Pittsburgh

  2. 2

    University of North Carolina Greensboro

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

Abstract

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) is an organization of social scientists that has historically brought research to bear on a wide array of societal problems. SPSSI was organized during the Depression of the 1930s in an attempt to bring together a national group of socially minded psychologists to address social and economic issues. While maintaining its status as an independently incorporated society, SPSSI also became an affiliated organization of the American Psychological Association (APA) from 1937 to 1945 and has been Division 9 of the APA from 1945 to the present.

Keywords:

  • economics;
  • politics;
  • psychology organization;
  • social issues